The upcoming Saint-Honore Worldcode Automatic watch is a natural evolution of the quartz-powered Worldcode Chronograph model that was presented last year.
Speaking the same dialect of design language, the new three-hander with a date window looks more elegant than the older version.
First of all, its bezel now lacks the six Roman numerals of the chronograph that looked too the Bvlgari style.
As you can see on the picture, the bezel, that will be available in brushed steel, titanium, pink or yellow gold, sports 12 simple notches with a double one at 12 o’clock.
The second thing is that the dial, which is going to be decorated either with Clous de Paris motif (pictured) or with some sort of “carbon fiber,” now looks a lot more elegant, leaving enough space for the sword-shaped hour and minute hands to breathe.
The wide date aperture that displays not one but three consecutive dates looks banal and somewhat cheapens the watch, but, all in all, it looks very dressy and, at the same time, sporty to be worn not only with business attire but also with more casual dress.
It will be presented next month at Baselworld 2011 show.
Saint-Honore Worldcode Automatic watch specification
Movement: Automatic, ETA 2824, Swiss Made
Movement decoration: Cotes de Geneve decor, oscillating weight gilded in black gold
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, date
Power reserve: 38 hours
Case material: Stainless steel
Bezel material: Stainless steel, Titanium, Rose gold or Yellow gold
Case shape: Round
Bezel shape: Round
Case size: 41.00 mm
Lug width: N/A
Case height: N/A
Dial: Black or White
Water resistance: N/A
Strap: Steel bracelet
Case back: Transparent, screw-down